Founded in 1863, HSS is the nation’s oldest orthopaedic hospital built upon traditions of innovation, research, education, and excellence. Today, more than 25,000 surgical procedures are performed annually including many of the most complex cases encountered. Furthermore, HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the nation.
Nursing, radiology, and anesthesia have all been nationally and internationally recognized for their excellence. Nursing has been recognized with the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and was the first hospital in the State of New York to be re-designated with Nursing’s highest honor. Hospital for Special Surgery is one of the largest academic centers for musculoskeletal imaging. The anesthesiologists pioneered the use of regional anesthesia techniques, which have been associated with less post-operative pain, less nausea, reduced blood loss, and lower incidence of blood clots.
Hospital for Special Surgery is dedicated to training tomorrow’s leaders. The orthopaedic surgery residency program is one of the most sought after programs in the country and routinely gets over 500 applications for 9 positions available each year.
Professional teams and elite athletes from around the world trust HSS. Doctors and therapists from Hospital for Special Surgery have the distinction of being the team physicians and athletic trainers for the New York Football Giants, New York Mets, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty, New York Red Bulls, US Rowing, USA Swimming, and FIFA among many others.
Not only do specialists send their patients, our patients recommend HSS to their friends and family. When benchmarked against other hospitals across the nation, HSS ranked in the 99th percentile for overall patient satisfaction and likelihood to recommend to others.